Seattle punter Michael Dickson took the snap and drifted

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, content to take a safety in the final minutes
with his team up by 14.When nobody came all that close to him, he ran 9 yards
for a first down.That was the final indignity for the Detroit Lions in a 28-14
loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. Detroit had won three of four and looked like a
team that was making progress, but the Lions gave their home crowd little to
cheer about against Seattle, falling behind in the second quarter and then
making too many mistakes to rally."Had a little bit of success early in the
game, but doesn't matter," Detroit coach Matt Patricia said. "We've got to stay
focused for the entire game and play 60 minutes. As the head coach, that's my
job."Detroit turned over the ball three times and was outrushed 176-34. The
latter stat was significant because the Lions added defensive tackle Damon
Harrison during the week in a trade with the New York Giants.Detroit's first
turnover came immediately after Seattle tied the game at 7 in the second
quarter. Ameer Abdullah fumbled on the ensuing kickoff return, and the Seahawks
quickly took the lead.Down 28-14 in the fourth, the Lions crossed midfield with
plenty of time remaining, but quarterback Matthew Stafford had to scramble a bit
and lost the ball. Seattle (4-3) recovered that fumble, too.Detroit got the ball
back and drove to the red zone, only for Stafford to throw a pass that was
intercepted at the 1-yard line."Fumble ,
I'll have to look at. Obviously I got loose with it and had one hand on it.
Should have two. If I have two, probably don't fumble it," Stafford said. "And
then the interception, just a bad decision."It was probably the ugliest defeat
for the Lions since their 48-17 loss to the New York Jets in the season opener.
Detroit has only forced six turnovers all season. The Lions hadn't committed
many since that game against the Jets, but the three Sunday were too tough to
overcome."We can't have turnovers in any phase. It doesn't really matter,"
Patricia said. "We're certainly not getting any on defense either, so we're not
helping ourselves. So, in general overall, the turnover situation (was) not good
enough here today. We have to get more, we have to generate more on defense, and
we can't give them up here, special teams or offensively."Both the Lions and
Seahawks came into this game at .500 Cheap
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, but it didn't look like a very even
matchup. Detroit (3-4) is now in last place in the NFC North, with a tough
matchup at Minnesota next weekend."I just hope that everybody comes in on Monday
locked in. From this day forward, Monday, everybody comes locked in every Monday
and getting ready to play," defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois said. "You
play this game five to six times before you play it on the actual day. Mentally,
physically, you're going to play this game multiple times. I don't know, their
focus is killing me, that's the only thing I can think off of my head, that we
weren't focused." Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some notes to get
your weekend started.Tempering expectations for R.J. McIntoshThe Giants
activated defensive lineman R.J. McIntosh, the team’s fifth-round
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, this week after he had spent the entire
season on the non-football illness list. Defensive coordinator James Bettcher on
Friday reminded everyone just how far behind McIntosh, who did not practice at
all through the spring, summer or first six weeks of the season, is.“We realize
that this is like the second week of OTA worth of practices for him and we know
that. There’s going to [be] fundamentals and techniques and some of those things
everyday that we’re just going to keep hitting him with and keep hitting him
with and the thing that I’ve been the most encouraged with him about is just his
work mentality,” Bettcher said. “He’s been studying film, he’s been great with
what Gary’s (Emanuel) been asking him to do and you could see some of the things
that we’re really trying to work on in individual carry over and he’s very aware
of the things that he needs to continue to work.”Sean Chandler ready for
moreUndrafted rookie free agent defensive back Sean Chandler played 18 snaps
against the Washington Redskins, his first significant action of the season. His
role could expand during the second half of the year.“He’s practicing at a point
where he’s communicating, he’s starting to really be in rhythm at the backend
both as a safety, as a nickel where we’ve played him at times, as a guy that’s
blitzed off the edge a few times for us and done some different things,”
Bettcher said. “We’ll be excited to see how he plays along with some of the
other young guys down the stretch.”Spinning the returner wheelKaelin Clay. Stacy
Coley. Odell Beckham Jr. Cody Latimer. Jawill Davis. Quadree Henderson. The
Giants have gone through a number of kickoff and punt returners this season.
With Henderson, the latest and perhaps most effective Cheap
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, having been waived then re-signed to the
practice squad this week it’s uncertain who the returner will be Monday night
against the San Francisco 49ers.“Next guy up, whoever that guy is. Next guy up,”
special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey said. “Whoever’s back there, we’re
going to coach them up and keep it rolling.”McGaughey, though, couldn’t hide the
idea that he’d like that guy to be Henderson. The Giants would have to make
another roster move to get Henderson back on the 53-man roster.“I like what he
was doing, definitely. Obviously when you get a chance to make an explosive play
and he makes one, makes a couple, you always like that. That’s something that he
has, that’s what he is, he’s shown that in college and we look forward to
getting him back,” McGaughey said.Kyle Lauletta has to regain trustKyle Lauletta
seemed sincere earlier in the week when he issued his public apology for hia
arrest stemming from a traffic incident. Offensive coordinator Mike Shula said
Friday that the rookie quarterback has to work to re-establish trust.“He messed
up and he’s got to prove that he’s going to do the right things each and every
day ,
going to work that way, and obviously as we all know at that position, you’re
held to a higher standard and that’s what you sign on for, that’s what he’s got
in his mind moving forward,” Shula said. Injuries? What injuries?The three
players on the Giants’ injury report all practiced fully Friday, including
rookie wide receiver Jawill Davis, who had been in the NFL concussion protocol
and was limited to non-contact work yesterday. The others were linebacker Alec
Ogletree (hamstring) and tackle Chad Wheeler (ankle).
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